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sisyphus 05-07-2011 09:16 PM

squaring wall framing
this may sound like a stupid question but when framing a wall, do I need to make sure it is perfectly square or does it take care of itself as long as my measurements are true? thanks

AndyGump 05-07-2011 10:35 PM

You should make sure the walls are square. You can do easily enough by using the 3-4-5 method.
One leg is say 3 feet long the other is say four feet long and the hypotenuse is 5 feet long, works very well.
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sisyphus 05-08-2011 05:41 AM

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joecaption 05-08-2011 06:40 AM

Good luck using the 3 4 5 on a wall. Fine for a foundation or deck, but all a walls needs in to be plumb in all directions.

nealtw 05-08-2011 09:31 PM

If your framing an outside wall on new construction, tack the bottom plate down on a line and frame the wall on the floor, check measurement on the di-angle ,it should be the same both ways. when you have it square tack down the top plate and apply plywood. If you have cut all your top and bottom plates to match your inside wall will look after themselves when you brace up your house. That is not to say you don't check for plumb later.

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